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V.C. v. Superior Court of Sacramento County, C059050

Juvenile Court order dismissing the minor-plaintiff's 2007 sustained petition in order to make him eligible for commitment to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is vacated where the court abused its discretion under Welfare and Institutions Code sec. 782 in dismissing the 2007 petition as the dismissal was not in the interests of justice or for the welfare of the minor in light of his constitutional due process right to the benefit of his plea bargain.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/19/2009
  • Published 05/19/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Arthur L. Bowie, Supervising Assistant Public Defender, Reuben Moreno, Assistant Public Defender, for Petitioner., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Catherine Chatman and Ryan B. McCarroll, Deputy Attorneys General, for Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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